Didn’t know that bit! Thanks for sharing that because I was always told by my grandfather that was a type of water bottle!I'd say probably Irish, dates to 1880-1910, and contained ginger ale. Every marked round bottom bottle like this that I've seen was for ginger ale, and although some were used in North America the applied lip makes me think it probably comes from Ireland where the majority of these originated.
Thanks for the link! I enjoyed reading more about that type of bottle...I've dived a number of these "round-bottom" bottles over the years. Many are embossed, while many are not. Here's a thread from 2009, discussing this style of bottle:
This maybe should have been posted in the soda forum, but I wasn't sure. I recently scored this on E-bay. I probably paid too much but I've always wanted one of these. Now that I have one, I'm curious about it's history and purpose. My main question is why the round bottom? I know that some wine...www.antique-bottles.net